A web based GUI for managing PXE boot and optionally managing DHCP service. Also supports creating and serving Kickstart and preseed scripts. This provides a client install in one click. This is a generic framework created to work with anything that's PXE bootable. Adding new hosts can be done via "PXE enrollment" where the client PXE boots to enroll into OneClickKick. Easily integrated with existing naming sources such as NIS and LDAP for central lookup of host and mac address information. OneClickKIck can also be integrated with FreeIPA (www.freeipa.org) to allow adding and modifying hosts directly in IPA.
Linux is an excellent environment for deploying diskless thin clients. Whether you are installing a 2nd workstation at home, 50 workstations in a CyberCafe or 500 workstations in a major university or corporation, the LTSP can help you be successful.
Portable System for installing many Linux Distros on to a Pen drive
This project provides a Live DVD for the multibootusb program, for installing multiple Linux Distros on to a single Pen drive and able to boot from it. This makes the program ready to use on the go on any system without installing it. It is faster to start this system through VirtualBox, then the DVD Drive. This .iso file can also be written on to a small dedicated pen drive ( ~ 1 GB ) through this DVD's multibootusb program and further used for writing linux images on to other pen drives ( not on the same ! ) thereby making everything portable. Note: Click "+ Other Locations" on the file manager for opening local disks, while browsing for images to write through this dvd's multibootusb program. Also note that the pen drive needs to be in fat32 format for proper booting. if in other formats, for eg. ntfs, you can use the GParted program that is in this dvd, to reformat it to fat32 ( will cleanup all data ). Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjQRkISnHQ4 before formatting.
romfs is a read-only, space-efficient linux filesystem, and this is a place for test kernel patches, and user space tools to manage filesystems in this format.
XOSL is a graphical boot manager that supports multi-booting of various operating systems. Development is currently done under the XOSL2 title. Historical version download below:
BootUtils is a collection of utilities to facilitate booting of modern Kernel 2.6 based systems. The process of finding the root volume either by label or explicit label= on the kernel command line, mounting it and 'switchroot'ing is automated.
ELILO was the legacy EFI linux boot loader for IA-64(IPF), IA-32(x86),
This project is orphaned, Debian dropped it in 2014, and RH & SUSE stopped using this tree (and feeding back change) long before that so no longer interested in working on it. Feel free to start your own source tarball is available.
A linux from windows installer, that is, an installer that runs on Windows and installs linux.
Bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. Resource utilization data and process information are collected during the boot process and can later be displayed in a PNG, SVG or EPS chart.
Set geometry and location parameters in NTFS filesystem, so it can boot.
The netboot project allows booting a diskless PC over a TCP/IP based network using standard protocols like BOOTP, DHCP and TFTP. It is able to boot Linux, FreeBSD, multiple DOS variants (including MS-DOS, PC-DOS, PTS-DOS, OpenDOS, NovellDOS, FreeDOS)
Cobalt ROM source code - x86 BIOS replacement for Cobalt hardware
Powertweak-Linux is a port of the similarly named Microsoft Windows tool. It optimises your system to run at peek performance, by adjusting hardware settings, and config files. Work is underway in CVS to add features such as additional power management by
qingy is a replacement of getty. Written in C, it uses DirectFB to provide a fast, nice GUI without the overhead of the X Window System. It allows the user to log in and start the session of his choice (text console, gnome, kde, wmaker, ...).
fbsplash is a userspace implementation of a splash screen for Linux systems. It provides a graphical environment during system boot using the Linux framebuffer layer. It follows a design policy of being simple, lightweight and fast.
Extended Operating System Loader (XOSL) is a full-featured free boot manager with a real, easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface. XOSL-OW is an Open Watcom port of XOSL 1.1.5 (Dec 23, 2000) by Geurt Vos developed with Borland BC31.
Blob is a boot loader for SA11x0 (StrongARM) platforms. Blob is able to boot a Linux kernel stored in flash or RAM and provide that kernel with a ramdisk (again from flash or RAM).
TrustedGRUB extends the GRUB bootloader with TCG support. This makes it possible to provide a secure bootstrap architecture. The whole boot process is measured and - by support of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) - the system integrity is verifyable.
XOSL2 is a free, full-featured boot manager with an easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface built off the original XOSL by Geurt Vos. XOSL2 will allow installation from CD, new hardware support and more. http://www.XOSL2.com
Alternative PE to rescue, hack or troubleshoot your machine or network
TeutonPE is inspired by PortableApps.com combined with a PeBuilder compiled Boot USB / CD. Programs can be used, even when there is no OS installed. BB4win is used for Live Menu and as the default Shell.All Plugins are also BartPE & XPE compatible
Boot Loader Manager is a program that can install and configure Grub and Grub4Dos boot loaders. It provides a simple and self-explanatory user interface to edit menu entries and appearance of boot screen.
iBoot (the Interactive BOOTmenu system) is a set of applications that creates, configures, and manages a startup/boot menu that can boot Mac OS, Linux, and BSD Unix systems for PPC Macs.
Linux-based Network Bootmanager A graphical bootmanager providing OS deployment and repair for Linux, Windows, possibly other operating systems, via PXE and local cache.
This project develops user space tools used for hibernation (suspend-to-disk) and suspend (suspend-to-RAM or standby) on Linux systems.
KDE GRUB Editor
KGRUBEditor is a KDE utility, that edits GRUB's configuration files through an intuitive user interface. It combines both ease of use with flexibility and is the perfect solution for those who want to configure GRUB, without messing with its files.